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#21 Rhino13

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 02:00 PM

I like you seat cover!


Thanks! They make them for buckets too.

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 04:12 PM

So just curious, whats everyone's opinion on Lucas cylinder lubricant and Sea foam? I've seen people use them but never have personally and wanted some opinions.

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 05:01 PM

Shouldn't need it if everything is working okay. It's basically a solvent that dissolves engine deposits. You want to remove carbon build up?...

 

Two things needed are hearing protection and a tall boy full or water.

Take air filter off. If you have a header disconnect the rest of the exhaust pipes from it.

Warm engine up, get it hot, really hot. Cardboard in front of rad hot. 

When temp gauge is 3/4 or high in the normal range you are ready.

Rev engine well up and start trickling the water down the carb.

Engine will slow down so add throttle to keep revved up.

More throttle and more water!

Exhaust will steam... a lot, so do outside.

Temp gauge will drop to normal and even lower, so let warm up again and repeat.

 

What you are doing is steam cleaning the combustion chambers. The sudden cooling will shrink and crack off the carbon layers and the flakes will pass through the exhaust ports and out. If you have ever replaced a blown head gasket that leaked coolant into one or more cylinders you have seen first hand the cleaning power of super heated steam on the combustion chambers, the valves and the piston tops.

 

If you place cardboard under exhaust outlet you will see the shit that came out.


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 11:41 PM

Used to do this on my 79 Harley Low Rider.  New off the show room floor it would carbon up and start pinging.


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 08:06 AM

It was great to meet you yesterday at the work party for the Canby truck . 

 

The next generation of datsun lovers is alive and growing !

 

 

P.S.  you have to take pictures of it dented also ,  it's a lot more fun for us to see how far it's comes .  Cause you know it's all about us & Pics :poke:  



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Posted 22 February 2015 - 08:13 AM

Just curious, why unbolt exhaust only if you have a header?
Thanks for the info, it looks like those bottles will be added to a shelf to sit. What's funny is a couple buddies of mine who claim to be "professional" BMW mechanics (they chop cars from the 80's to build drift cars), and they said to never use it because it could break away carbon holding the head gasket together. Which always lead me to ask, "then why the hell wouldn't you do a rebuild and get rid of build up altogether?" But again, these guys are Pros...ha ha

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 11:22 AM

I've owned a couple cars that I was afraid to seafoam because I was sure that shite in the motor is what held the motor together :-) but there was no way I was spending the money to fix it. So I drove it and ignored it

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 05:36 PM

It was great to meet you yesterday at the work party for the Canby truck . 
 
The next generation of datsun lovers is alive and growing !
 
 
P.S.  you have to take pictures of it dented also ,  it's a lot more fun for us to see how far it's comes .  Cause you know it's all about us & Pics :poke:


I'll take pictures today. I want to drop it asap since I'm getting that new front end tomorrow. I'm going to do 3" blocks, I'm not too worried about being able to carry huge loads with this truck. Maybe once I stock up a few more ha ha

Charlie, I totally get it from the standpoint of just not messing with something that's not broken. But I like to clean everything up as best I can :)

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 06:02 PM

Adjust your brakes before installing the lowering blocks.


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 06:36 PM

Can you explain? Wasn't aware of that.

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 06:48 PM

Can you explain? Wasn't aware of that.

 

It's a lot harder to access the adjustment hole once the lowering blocks are in, not impossible, just harder to do the adjustment.


 

 

 


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 08:06 PM

It's a lot harder to access the adjustment hole once the lowering blocks are in, not impossible, just harder to do the adjustment.


So there's no adjustment that needs to be done for the lowering, you guys are saying that I should adjust them before so they are good? Sorry if something is going over my head.

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 08:14 PM

wait......720's aren't self adj?  thought they were by then......


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 08:15 PM

Also picked these up this evening. Last pair at autozone!

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I'm going to do my best to post up exterior pictures tomorrow BEFORE I clean it or lower it. Denmarkboy told me the importance of the full build photos even from dirty to clean today, so I'll get on it.

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 08:26 PM

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:06 PM

Yes I think after 1984 720 brakes are self adjusting.  You ad 30 years of rust, dirt, and brake debris and yes maybe they will self adjust.  I have never depended on self adjusting brakes.  Great theory but I rely on me adjusting them and then when I need the brakes to work properly they do.  Another point to consider is in 30 years how many people might have taken the brakes apart.  Now how many of these people were actually able to put the brakes back together correctly and have them function properly.  How many used vehicles have you seen extra parts behind the seat. in the bed, or in the glove box.  These were put there by the conscientious people that could not get them put together correctly.  The other people throw the parts away!

 

The reason I said adjust the brakes before installing the blocks is like Wayno said it is difficult to adjust them after installing the blocks.


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 11:04 PM

The reason I said adjust the brakes before installing the blocks is like Wayno said it is difficult to adjust them after installing the blocks.


I got that part of it. My question is do I need to adjust them because I am lowering my truck? (Functionality-wise) or simply because it is a pain in the ass to do it with the blocks on?

I feel like I'm honoring my newbie title right now...

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 11:12 PM

He was just suggesting you adjust them when it is easy to do.

I would not trust the automatic adjusting system to work in any vehicle, they just get so dirty and rusty inside the drum that they cannot move under normal circumstances like when you hit the brake going backwards, as that is when the brakes self adjust, when was the last time you hit the brakes going backwards with any authority, never???


 

 

 


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 11:22 PM

I think I met you kind of.. at the work party. I think and your friend took off as I got there in the white tacoma. 


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 11:23 PM

Thanks for the clarification wayno.
I'll definitely do the adjustment in the morning before I install the blocks.
Interesting how you "self adjust" them going backwards, I've definitely never slammed the brakes in reverse. I did lock them up a few times and skid to a stop a few times right after I got it ha ha. They're really nice brakes actually!
But I'd rather adjust them and have the self assurance they're good to go.